up to 20 years
15-18 in tall
Name of Young
- They are the largest member of the kingfisher family. Kookaburras are native to Australia and New Zealand.
- They are carnivores and eat lizards, young birds, small mammals, and even snakes and small reptiles.
- Kookaburras tend to live in pairs or in small family groups. They often nest in tree holes. They lay 2-4 eggs at a time and fledglings leave the nest after about 25 days. The parents continue to feed them for a few more weeks afterwards.
- They have a very recognizable call that has made its way into our popular culture. It is often featured in jungle themed movie and television soundtracks regardless of the setting’s location.
- They typically live in eucalyptus forests, but have adapted to living around humans in suburban areas as well.
Did You Know?
Kookaburras are well known for their unique vocalizations and are called “bushman’s clocks” because they call at dusk and dawn. In aboriginal folklore, when the world was created, Kookaburras were told to wake everything up.